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from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> developing right now at 11:00 o'clock, "eyewitness news" is on the scene of a horrific crash that has left a 10 year old child in critical condition. also the governor of delaware sent out tweet with this racey photo. >> but first, remembering a legend. provocative, profane and unapologetic, joan rivers always
kept us laughing. good evening, i'm chris may. >> i'm jessica dean. >> tonight fans from here to hollywood are mourning the death of the often brash, always assertive comedy pioneer. this is new video of her daughter melissa arriving at rivers apartment in new york city. she was met there by a crowd of cameras and reporters. as the tributes pour in tonight authorities are now investigating the circumstances surrounding rivers cardiac arrest at a new york city city clinic. >> it didn't take long for the outpouring of love and remembrance to begin. by thursday afternoon a wreath was placed they are joan rivers star on the walk of fame in hollywood. >> i think if you can't laugh at everything you're in terrible trouble. i just think -- i am so tired of people saying, you can't laugh at that. >> reporter: true original joan rivers outspoken style blaze add trail for female comedians. >> on my wedding -- i said you shut that car door. >> rivers got her start appearing on the to note show
with johnny carson. often reinventing herself she later pioneered modern daddy day red carpet coverage opening mocking celebrities and their clothinclothing. her comedy was biting but many who worked with her remembered the comedian as gracious and generous. >> i represent i think i like to think all the women and then my real life to my real life. >> she continued performing her stand up routine until the very end doing a show before the day she went into cardiac arrest during routine throat procedure on august 28th. her daughter melissa issue a statement that read in part "my mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. although that is difficult to do right now, i know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon ". >> rivers said she wanted to work forever. and even at 81, for many fans, her time in the spotlight just wasn't long enough. she was certainly admired for her particular brand of humor. it was one that only few can pull off.
>> diana rocco is live for us in center city philadelphia tonight where many in the comedy community are rememberin remembt sharp wit diana. >> reporter: chris, joan rivers always said that her success comes from her ability to say what everybody else is thinking ton night that is exactly how she's being remembered. >> the queen of comedy made her mark with her raspy voice and quick wit that not only folk pun at celebrities but also at herself. >> she started getting i was the face lifts and so she made a lot of jokes about that. >> reporter: at 81 years old joan rivers career has come to an end. >> she was just like brilliant. so innovative. never take that away from her. she had fun and she had heart of gold. i'll physical was. >> reporter: comedian joe piscopo has known joan since he played her in drag on saturday night life as the dueling joans. she was on his radio show just last month. >> hysterical. she was great on the radio. she was great on tv.
she's just great all around. and i'll tell you it saddens me. >> when you think joan rivers you don't think at least i don't think of female comic i think of comic. she was a real pioneer. i mean, really funny lady. >> reporter: outside helium comedy club in center city, comedian brad trackman talks how he opened up for rivers on the stand up stage when her opener had can explode brad. >> yes. it's a pleasure to meet you. listen, thank you for doing th this. no relationship jokes, no jewish jokes and no jokes about clint clinton. i'm just messing with you and i was just like wow, man. we both laughed. >> that what kept audiences lag laughing for more than 50 years. and jones legacy will live on in the millions that she's entertained. those jokes will be told for decades to come. we're live in center city philadelphia tonight, i'm diana rocco for cbs-3 "eyewitness news".
>> diana, thank you very much. in her later years, joan rivers alabama an influential figure in fashion. in addition to her red carpet commentary she also spent time on qvc selling her line of jewelry and clothing. it was friends say a labor of love. we spoke tonight we one of her on air partners qvc's jane tra tracy. >> kindest person you would ever meet, worried about were you hungry? were you tired? she was kind to everybody in this building, and she had such compassion. she would know if there was maybe something a little off in your day. and i think some people are surprised because she was so assertive and funny and hilarious there us what this soft nurturing side to joan rivers schenn showed it to everybody. >> tracy also tells thus during commercial breaks joan always kept her laughing. david letterman will absolute rivers on the late show tonight. she appeared on his show many times. her final appearance taking place in july. during tonight's taping
letterman said quote she would come out here and sit in this chair and say something that were unbelievable just where you had to swallow pretty hard but it was hilarious. >> you can see more of dave's tribute to joan rivers on the late show. that is tonight at 11:35 right after "eyewitness news". joan rivers spoke to our ukee washington august 2009 and she had a very important question on her mind. >> who are these people? how did they get so rich? >> you can see more of that interview coming up. plus, joan's connection to philadelphia which included one of the darkest moments in her life. we'll have that part of the story coming up at 11:14. >> well now at a story developing in northeast philadelphia tonight. a 10 year old boy is in critical condition. he was hit boy a car as he rode his bike tonight. it happened around 8:30. at lore read dough and long shore avenues in the oxford circle section of the city. the driver did stop at the scene
after hitting that child. >> also developing to night an amber alert that has police on alert from florida to pennsylvania. police near tampa are looking for a missing boy after four bodies were found near his home. four year oldies may ya'll, who's autistic may be with adam mattos who's from the lehigh valley. mate toes is considered a person of interest in the case. he's believed to be driving a 1991 bluford forward f150 with a florida tag 244-jjn. >> new at 11:00 o'clock tonight, busing blues in bucks county. parents are fuming after one district ends bus service for after school activities. this controversy is unfolding in bristol township. "eyewitness news" reporter matt riffs talked with parents who were worried for the safety of their children. >> reporter: for some in this band it's the 4:15 bus. for others it's the 5:30.
now the trumpeters and drummers will have find another way home after school as the late bus service was canceled for this school year. >> i think it stinks. >> for parents there's lot of of concern. if they're work how long to their gets get home. >> my daughter is in the band and she needed a ride with the buses to get back and forth. that would stink. she wouldn't be able to be in the ban. >> what makes a lot of difference when they're college applications and they're -- there self-esteem. >> if they have to walk home on roads without sidewalks,. >> possibly hit by cars. you're having children possibly abducted. you're possibly putting all these children at risk. >> buses for sports teams will continue to run but facing a budget deficit the district said in a statement "we had to take a hard look at what could be cut without compromising student learning. eliminating these under utilized late run activity buses was clear al more responsible option than cutting educational programs, services or teachers ". >> for some parents the explanation wasn't good enough.
>> i know funding is hard. the hard for everybody. but there has to be some way of finding fund. >> reporter: school board here in bristol township is scheduled to meet on monday night where this issue is expected to be discussed. we do expect to see a lot of parents and students in attendant at that mee meeting. we're in bristol township tonight, matt rivers cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> meantime some parents in lindenwold are furious with the school district there after it eliminated the e for bus route. that's left about 40 kids who used to take the bus having to walk to school. the district says it is all legal since the children live within 2 miles of their school. but parents fear the kids are in danger with traffic. for now the diss track has assigned a resource officer to walk those kids from a spot about a mile away from their school. >> hash tag whoops. delaware governor jack markell' office is apologizing for tweeting out provocative photo of a woman. this is a picture of an education event that's what the
governor's staff intended that tweet but this is what went out instead. this is a picture of a model named darja wearing a will he which are joker and passing a peace side. the become which are was altered while that tweet was being edit diagnosed. the model who describes herself as an underground visual artist says in a statement "i did not personally know anyone from the governor's staff. of course i apologize if anyone is offended because the image was taken out of context... there is there is nothing de deceptive or secretive that transpired but i feel people may be digging for deeper story. >> dozens of fast food workers across the can't tree walked off the job today. >> they are demanding higher wages, $15 an hour, they also want union representation. protesters filled the streets in los angeles, boston, new york and right here in philadelphia. >> we deserve more. we work hard are.
we work harder than the managers. it takes a crew. it takes team. >> take care of my daughter, food on the table. clothes on her back. mack sure she has everything she needs and don't have to ask anybody for anything. >> they started at mcdonald's' at broad and girard and wounded up at the mc don until's at broad and arch. the rally ended with self arrests but it's worth it to get they are message across the. >> it's being called the move exciting project in philadelphia in recent years. dilworth park open to the publ public. mayor nutter cut the ribbon. after two years of construction. located at the base of city hall it connects the avenue the arts with the ben franklin parkway. it also includes a cafe and programmable water fountain that will become an ice ring during the winter. >> something needed to be done here because there's no reason real toll come down here. now it's a place where people can gather. you got some thing to do. >> right outside of work and it doesn't look like work. it looks fun and inn vatting.
>> the $55 million project also included a renovation of septa's city hall station. >> there's good news tonight for drivers who use route 232 in buck county. today penndot announced that it repave much of the central bucks from wrightstown through upper makefield and solebury to new hope. that work which begins next week is one of the first projects under act 89 the state's new transportation funding plan. >> it's turned out to be sizzling september. meteorologist kathy orr is tracking the return of heat plus the chance for storms. kathy. >> that's right. we have a clear sky right now, but showers and storms not that far away. the heat will set off some summertime storms for thing in couple of days. we'll time them out coming up with storm scan3. >> then the rare look into the unique sense of humor of joan rivers. what she shared with our ukee washington. you will not want to miss it. >> then call it iphone anticipation. just how far will these people
go to get the new iphone. >> plus, eagles cheerleaders turned calendar girls tonight you're very first look at the popular swimsuit cal length much beasley. >> it's just three days before the e guilty can be off the season right who are on cbs- cb3 and excitement that's building much the fans and players can't wait. you'll hear from nick foles coming up later in sports.
>> as we continue to remember joan rivers tonight, we note the history she shared with the city of philadelphia. a history that included the great tragedy of her life. it was in center city at the four seasons hotel where her husband edgar rosenberg committed suicide back in 1987. but it was also in philadelphia where her daughter melissa attended college. she graduated from the university of pennsylvania in 1989. >> of course joan rivers always had a unique energy. she was never afraid to speak her mind and that certainly what made her among the very best. back in 2009 she gave our ukee washington a unique look
into her sense of humor. >> how many times do you go into a neighborhood and you see one of those big houses and you go, who are these people? how did they get so rich? i stop cars which i've been doing today. a big limo pulls by. who is that? how did they get so rich? i ask them. >> she did all right for herself as well. >> tonight the passing of joan rivers is among the biggest topics on social media. including the cbs philly facebook page. >> there nn writes... >> that are reece rah says rip joan you made us laugh and also made us look good. you will be missed. >> and bruce he simply writes, rip joan. funny till the end. >> you can also share your thoughts on the life and career of joan rivers. we invite you to do that at our facebook page. you can also send us a tweet at cbs philly. >> and be sure to stay with "eyewitness news" and cbsphilly.com for the latest on the death of joan rivers. in other news tonight the justice department is launching
a broad investigation into the ferguson, missouri police department. attorney general eric holder made that official announcement today. it comes in the aftermath of last month's shooting of unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. >> meetings as well as in sessions as well in in formal conversations people consisten consistently express concerns stemming from specific alleged incidents from general policing practices and from the lack of diversity on the ferguson police force. >> several days of unrest followed that shooting. the investigation into the police department is separate from the on-going federal civil rights investigation surrounding the shooting itself. a local grand jury is also investigating. >> world leaders have gathered in wales tonight they're trying to find a solution to the crisis involving ukraine and russia. the wheat house meanwhile is preparing additional sanctions against moscow for its actions in eastern ukraine. president obama and other leaders had discussions with ukraine's presiden president tos
he wants russia to withdraw its troops and he wants the border closed. >> the most recent american missionary to crack the ebola virus will receive treatment in nebraska. he was exposed to the disease in west africa. he's set to arrive in omaha on friday and begin treatment there in a special bio couldn't tan nant unit. two other us aid workers were infected with ebola this summer. both have been treated and recovered. >> apple excitement on full display on the streets of manhattan. people are already camping out on fifth of a waiting for the new iphone. but get this much the device won't be unveiled until next tuesday and the product won't be available for week or two after that but they're committed. one couple traveled from jackson mississippi to wait. >> team of scientists from drexel university have made an up credible new discovery. they unearthed a new species of dinosaur. >> it is called dread us in
there was night one of the largest animals ever to walk the earth. at 85 feet, this dinosaur weighed about 65-tons. the bones were unearthed in argentina. the name is ad in to the fearless nature of that particular dinosaur. >> it's our first really good weren't dough into the way these animals actually existed. largest creatures to ever walk the land. >> also this find of 145 bones represents the most complete skeleton ever of this type. >> a cobra in california is off the streets tonight and a neighborhood there can breathe a little easier. today animal control officers captured a venomous 5-foot long albion in a cobra that had been lurking outside los angeles. now, last night we told you about the snake. it had bit a dog. that bag is expected to be okay. it's native to southeast asia and so far the owner has not come forward. >> don't blame him.
>> i bet they're breathing a sigh of relief in that particular neighbor. >> wouldn't you be. >> absolutely. >> how is it outside tonight. >> it's lovely. very comfortable. no weather issues to night. clear skies. some light wind. some patchy fog could develop. otherwise, our biggest problem is really wondering how hot it's going to be tomorrow. and we do have some storms to talk about as well. let's take a look outside where it is very pleasant. down the shore looking good with temperatures well into the 80s today. temperatures night falling very quickly with those clear skies and storm scan3 it's clear. it's comfortable. but it's not going to stay that way. temperatures around the area have already fallen. our live neighborhood network takes to us springfield elementary school. you can see that in pleasant valley 69 degrees. dover at the speedway 74. feederville area looking at 72 and hokessin 71 degrees there right now. elsewhere, 68 in the pock nose. 67 in millville. 74 in the city of philadelphia after highs in the upper 80s today.
fair weather high pressure sitting right over the northeast moving offshore will allow southwesterly winds to move in tomorrow. temperatures will be approaching 90 with heat and humidity with a scattered afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm. but widely scattered and then we'll see a better chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day on saturday. saturday afternoon and saturday evening because this front will be moving through. the east side of the front you have heat and humidity. on the back side of the front, you have drier cooler air. so the clashing of those air massemasses will really set offe showers and storms. after that, sunday noticeably cooler. with clearing skies. northerly winds and temperatures only in the 70s. to give you an idea what it will be feeling like over the next couple of days, well, for your friday and saturday, in the oppressive range and then by sunday a huge difference. dropping into the pleasant zone. feeling much more like the fall season. look ahead through our future weather for friday morning,
seeing a few clouds moving in but they'll break for sun and during the afternoon during the evening line of showers and thunderstorms will develop through the lehigh valley and break apart as they move through the philadelphia area. so shower and storm activity will be mainly north and west of the city late tomorrow and through the evening. overnight partly cloudy and wa warm. the low 70. during the day friday hot with a scattered shower or storm. more likely toward evening the high near 90. and if you're lucky enough to have a tick to the eagles game kick off at 1:00 o'clock, 77 degrees. with winds out of the north. so it will be very comfortable. on the exclusive "eyewitness weather" seven day forecast, saturday the heat will definitely peak. the late day shower or thunderstorm will be rolling through. a big change after that. sunday, monday, even next week temperatures in the upper 70s. lower 80s. closer to normal. normal is around 82 degrees for this time of year. but better football weather. 79 or 77 much better than 90. >> 90 not so much.
>> 90 everybody will be just sweating. >> it's going to be great day. it will be an electric crowd. >> yeah, it. the clock is ticking. everybody is talking about. the players can't wait. this is it. the stage is set for the opener. you will you'll see it right here on cbs-3. nick foles and chip kelly talk
>> the excitement is building for the eagles season opener sunday at the linc against jacksonville. the game you'll see right here on cbs-3. here they are over at the novacare complex working on the game plan for the jaguars. big things are expected from the eagles this season. year two of chip kelly the linc will be rocking full house 68 excited. fans will see the 2014 explosion. >> they've waited since the last game last year to be here. so we're excited to have home opener to be in philadelphia at the linc. i can't wait. i'm real excited to see how the crowd is and just get them excited, get them rialed up. >> year two.
a bunch of guys that have been around us. we've been around them. you feel like you're, um, a lull bit closer in terms of what we're trying to get accomplish. we're excited to get going. they're for real. it counts. >> we will get you ready for the season opener sunday. i'll be live from the linc along with lesley van arsdall for sunday can be you've at 11:30. then at noon it's the nfl today with james brown. the eagles take on jacksonville 1:00 p.m. right here on cbs-3. and remember thursday night football comes to cbs-3 next week. the ravens host the steals will. i'll be there live from m and t bank stadium with a one-on-one interview with south jersey product joe flacco much that's next thursday right here on cbs-3. >> phillies return to action tomorrow in washington where they start weekend series against the division leading nationals. ben revere will resume his quest to win the national league batting title. right now he's on top of the .314 average. phillies have 23 left games to play. he's looking to become the first batting champ in philly since
richie ashburn did it in 1958. the eagles soon joined by the flyers training camp starts on september the 19th for the orange and black at the flyers 68 zone. they'll open up the regular season october the eighth in boston. >> and the viewers have spoken. tomorrow i'll be live at 6:00 p.m. from conestoga high school for week one of the friday football frenzy. they are hosting ridley download our audio road show app click on the friday football frenzy spot to vote your town, your team, your kids on tv. friday football frenzy. we'll be right back. ♪
♪ >> new at 11:00 eagles cheerleaders are pumped up for sunday's season opener. >> they unveiled their 2015 swimsuit calendar during this fashion show tonight. "eyewitness news" at xfinity live in south philadelphia. by the way these are eco friendly bikinis. >> are they? >> yes, they are. that's what they tell us.